Participating in Prompts and Challenges

Daily Prompts

To participate in Daily Prompts, simply publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt.

Comments are always closed on prompts, but pingbacks are enabled. If you link to the prompt in your post, your post will appear in the list of responses on The Daily Post.

We also highlight a random, rotating selection of prompt responses on our home page. Don’t normally respond to blogging prompts? Take a look at our tips for making prompts personal.

Weekly Photo Challenge

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Each Friday, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday. If you link to the challenge in your post, your post will appear in the list of responses on The Daily Post. Participants use different tags for their challenge entries, like dpchallenge, photo challenge, weekly photo challenge, photography, and postaday, which we explain more below. Feel free to use any tags you’d like.

Discover Challenge

Our Discover Challenge is a weekly event in which the changing theme draws upon the stories and ideas that have recently inspired us — from interviews with prominent bloggers to personal essays and breathtaking illustration and photography — all published on Discover, our showcase for the best content on WordPress.

Just like with our popular Photo Challenge, you’ll be invited to publish a post on your own blog inspired by each week’s theme, and share a link to it at The Daily Post via a pingback. Since the sources of inspiration are going to be eclectic, your responses can be in any genre, medium, or format you feel like. A poem or a photo, a web comic or a longform essay, a video clip or an original song — we welcome your contributions in whatever shape or form they take.


Those of you who have personal goals like posting every day or every week can take part in our Postaday project to stay motivated and focused.

To participate in the challenge, all you need to to is (1) publish every day (or week), and (2) tag your posts with postaday or postaweek to other participants can find them. You can also snag a badge for your blog so everyone knows you’re a Postaday blogger.